Whether you’re a fan or foe of the fab four, you can’t deny the Beatles’ influence on popular culture. 50 years after the lads from Liverpool asked us to “Love Me Do,” a group of artists have come together to show how Beatles songs continue to fuel creativity.
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SpongeBob Squarepants finally gets off his squishy butt and decides to save Christmas. Even better — it’s all done in stop-motion animation.
Joanna Ebenstein’s “installation of artifacts and ephemera related to an imaginary 19th century ballet” is inspired by the true story of Hungarian doctor Ignaz Semmelweis, and his attempts to cure something called childbed fever, which ran rampant in his clinic at the time.
If The Wire had been written as a 19th century novel instead of a 21st century HBO TV series, it might look something like this.
They are not photographs, and they’re not Photoshopped. These are painstakingly precise graphite drawings by Ed Loftus, whose OCD actually works to his advantage when it comes to making art.
With the end of the world right around the corner, it being 2012 and all, hopefully you’ve decided on a tasteful calendar to count down the end of days.
We all know Disney’s version of Snow White, but the classic fairy tale that inspired the 1937 animated feature film is much more grim — literally. As recorded by the Brothers Grimm, the original story involves a bloody boar’s heart, an apple-induced coma, and other nightmarish tidbits, all promising generations of children around the world many, many sleepless nights.
Spring is almost here, and so is Kozyndan’s adorable new Bunny Blossom print.
The Pixies redefined the alt-rock genre with stripped-down tunes, biting lyrics, and an unguarded attitude that inspired bands everywhere. Dig for Fire: Art Inspired by the Pixies honors their role in rock history, as well as their cultural legacy, featuring more than 30 artists’ visual tributes to the Pixies’ music.
Vintage pictures are interesting on their own, but they’re even better with monsters. Taking found photographs, old-timey maps, and other paper goods from the past, Matthew Buchholz customizes ephemeral images by adding delightfully frightful monsters, zombies, and other scary creatures, creating entirely new compositions called Alternate Histories.